Pears with Chocolate Praline Cream

Pears with Chocolate Praline Cream

Serves 8

3 cups / 750ml water
1 1/2 cups / 375g sugar
8 firm ripe pears, peeled
600ml cream
2 x 35g Chocolate Scorched Peanut confectionery bars, crushed
Pureed fresh berries, for serving

1. Place water and sugar in the removable crockery bowl. Cover with lid and cook on High setting for 1 hour or until the sugar dissolves. Stir once during this time.
2. Cut the pears in half, remove the cores and place into the removable crockery bowl. Cover with lid and cook on Low setting for 4-6 hours. Turn the pears once during cooking. Remove pears, using a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towel and chill.
3. Whip the cream until thick. Lightly fold half the crushed confectionery bars through the cream.
4. Arrange two pear halves on each serving plate, top with cream mixture, sprinkle with remaining crushed confectionery bar and drizzle with pureed berries if desired.
5. Served chilled.

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